Check out the latest issue of our SIAA Quarterly Newsletter!

 

 

PASSING THE BATON : EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SIAA OUTGOING & INCOMING PRESIDENT

 

On 18 May 2018, SIAA held her 36th Annual General Meeting; witnessed by our members, Mr Oliver Tian of HutCabb Services stepped down as President after 6 years and Mr Terence Teo of Anewtech Systems Pte Ltd was elected as the new President, with the 2018/2019 set of Council. We asked Oliver his opinions on the key transformation and achievements of the association during his tenure, his future-sight of SIAA and his plans as Immediate Past President. At the sametime, we are excited to hear from Terence his immediate priorities to continue to steer SIAA forward, and his vision for SIAA.

Enjoy reading the full interview from our leaders of SIAA!


 


 

WE ARE AT OUR NEW OFFICE IN TA HUB!

 

SIAA now is located at Trade Association Hub together with more than 25 other Associations & Chambers. Officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 22 Nov 2017, the Trade Association Hub at Jurong Town Hall brings together Trade Associations and Chambers to play a proactive role in leading the transformation of local industries and enterprises in Singapore.

With SCCCI as the anchor chamber with more than 25 Trade Associations & Chambers, together we will partner one another, share resources and expertise, and capitalize on synergies to help local enterprises transform, embrace innovation and expand into overseas markets.

We are so excited to be part of the TA Hub family!


OPPORTUNITIES TO PROVIDE SOLUTIONS TO WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING INDUSTRY

Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS) & SIAA comes together to match demand to supply amongst our members. Kick starting this collaboration, WMRAS shared the operating challenges faced by their SME general waste collectors.

The processes of collecting waste is manual currently, e.g. the cycle of waste collection: collecting from customer, transporting the waste to their facilities, recording and issuing of invoices, tracking of vehicles and weightage are manually recorded. We are looking for a solution that is affordable and user friendly, which will help companies to reduce the time for payment processes (faster turnaround), a more accurate and systematic tracking for waste collected from the customer.

We plan to organize learning journeys for WMRAS members to visit implemented solutions sites by SIAA Members; with this we hope to encourage and convince these businesses to transform their businesses or at the very minimal, increase efficiency and decrease reliance on manual processes.

If you would like to host the learning journey for the waste & recycle industry, please contact Sue Yin at sueyin.lim@siaa.org



MEMBER'S VISIT TO SUPPLY CHAIN CITY

 


Organized by SMF & Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA), we brought members on a visit to Supply Chain City and YCH facilities on 4 July. It was an eye-opening experience where deployment of advanced Supply Chain Management system integrating Industrial IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Automated Storage Retrieval Systems, AGV, Drones, BlockChain, and use of RFID , industrial wireless and various automation technology.

Supply Chain City makes it a living showcase of the digital transformation of the logistics and supply chain industry. Stay tune for future visits to SIMTech Model Factory, ABB Experience Centre in the 2nd half of 2018.



 

TAIWAN SINGAPORE SMART ++ COOPERATION FORUM


Organized by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) , Taipei Computer Association (TCA) and Singapore Trade Office in Taipei , the inaugural Taiwan – Singapore Smart ++ Cooperation Forum theme “Moving Forward to Emerging Market” is a collective effort put together by the industry and Academia to create an open platform for technology innovation cooperation between Taiwan and Singapore. Co-located with Computex 2018, it allowed exchange of ideas, opinions, best practices from both countries’ industry players, academic research, government officials and outstanding entrepreneurs to discuss trends, policies and to demonstrate tech innovations.

Mr Terence Teo, President of SIAA was the keynote speaker at this forum on opportunities for Singapore-Taiwan Smart Industries co-operations.

 



VISIT TO TAIWAN, 7-9 MAY 2018

 

SIAA was invited by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) of Taiwan to visit Taiwan. In May, a delegation made up of 4 members met and led by Mr Oliver Tian, President of SIAA, met up with Taipei Smart City PMO, Industrial Development Bureau, Taiwan Computer Society, Digital Transformation Association, Shuinan Smart City & Taiwan Automation Intelligence and Robotics Association (TAIROA) in Taipei & Taichung respectively.

Meetings with these organizations shone light on the programme, initiatives and focus in Taiwan market as well as how the government, public and private sectors. It was a good trip for SIAA because we made new contacts while nurturing existing friendships. Our heartfelt thanks to MOEA for their generosity and hospitality without which this trip would not be possible.

 

 

In conjunction, our member, Anewtech Systems Pte Ltd signed a MOU with Taiwanese company YDT Technology International Co. Ltd to collaborate for opportunities in the South East Asia market. This is inline with Taiwan’s “Go South Policy”.

Mr Terence Teo, President of SIAA was the keynote speaker at this forum on opportunities for Singapore-Taiwan Smart Industries co-operations.